Have you always dreamed of moving into a bigger home? Fantasized about what you would do with all the extra space? Maybe, you have always wanted a spare room you could turn into an office, a small library, or to hold your wardrobe. Or perhaps your family has grown, and you need the extra space.
Either way, upsizing your home can be an exciting and sometimes challenging event. Once you get used to a house, living with a specific amount of space becomes a part of your everyday life and routine. Before jumping the gun and purchasing a bigger home, it’s a good idea to determine if you are ready to.
Once you’re sure you are ready to move into a bigger home and have the means to, it’s time to think about your move. While envisioning a larger home can be fun, you may need help deciding what you should do with all that extra space.
Continue reading if you are interested in learning bigger house moving tips to make your transition a bit easier.
1. Wait until you’ve closed
After you find your dream home, you may be excited and anxious to fill it with new items and decor. However, it is wise to wait until you have closed on your new home. Occasionally, closing dates can be delayed or canceled due to appraisal or inspection issues. If this happens, you don’t want to be stuck with items you don’t have space or use for.
Remain calm to keep yourself from feeling anxious. There is no reason to rush things and get yourself overwhelmed.
2. Stay organized on moving day
To make the best of any move, it’s good to stay organized. You can do this by keeping essential items together. This way, you know where they are when you need them. Storing specific items together also ensures they end up in the correct rooms.
Using clear tubs and colored duct tape can make it easier to separate and organize your things as well. When you use colored duct tape, you can see colors from a distance, rather than trying to read a black sharpie from across the room or in the back of a truck.
3. Make a list of things you’ll need
Making a list of the things that you will need helps in several ways. First, it keeps you from purchasing items that you don’t need. Often, during a move, people think that they need more than what they do.
Secondly, when you make a list, it reminds you of what you need to purchase while you’re at the store. During a move, you will have a lot on your mind, so it may be challenging to remember every little thing that you need to buy for the move.
4. Take it room by room
Trying to set up and decorate your home all at once can create a lot of anxiety. This is especially true when you are moving into a bigger house that has more space to fill.
Instead of trying to rush to fill the entire house, concentrate on finishing one room at a time. By doing this, you will feel less overwhelmed, and your results will turn out better. Focusing on one room gives you a chance to make it cozy and comfortable.
5. Be patient
While you’re eager and excited to move into a bigger home, patience is a virtue. Taking your time to move, buy new things, and decorate, will pay off in the long run. Rushing into decisions usually leads to mistakes and regrets, even when moving into a new home.
For instance, if you start decorating before considering how you want your home to look, you could end up with extra holes in your walls or furniture and items in the wrong rooms. In the end, this will lead to more work for you. Moving furniture around for a second time, or filling holes in the wall and repainting, is more time-consuming and stressful.
6. Don’t overspend
Just because you are buying a home with more space to fill doesn’t mean you need to buy everything you see. That planning and patience that was mentioned earlier will come in handy here too.
When you take the time to plan and envision what your new home will look like, down to each room, you will be less likely to overspend. There is no reason to purchase decorations or furniture that you don’t have a plan for. Choose a theme and stick with it. It will help you financially.
7. Create a cleaning schedule
More space means more cleaning. If you are used to cleaning a one or two-bedroom home with one bath and are moving to a three-bedroom, with two baths, this will be twice as much cleaning for you now. Maybe, your home will be even bigger than that, with an upstairs and basement.
While it may seem silly to create a schedule just for cleaning, it can help you maintain your home before a mess gets out of hand. Life is busy, so scheduling and planning things out can help keep you on track. A small mess is much better to attend to than a larger one.
8. Have fun
Most importantly, have fun moving into your bigger home. This is the moment you have been waiting for and such an exciting time. Take your time to look around and appreciate your new home and space.
Put your heart into decorating in a way that will make you feel comfortable and happy in your new home. You may have had dreams for your smaller home that wouldn’t work out due to your limited space. Now, go and turn those dreams into a reality.
Road Scholars Moving & Storage
Road Scholars Moving & Storage Company is here to support you in any way that we can. We know that moving into a bigger home can be both a joyful and worrisome time. Not knowing what will happen with your belongings during a move can be scary, which is why our professionals have been trained to keep your possessions safe.
If you have any questions about our moving and storage services, contact us today!